# Functions on adjacent vertex degrees of trees with given degree sequence

Open Mathematics (2014)

• Volume: 12, Issue: 11, page 1656-1663
• ISSN: 2391-5455

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## Abstract

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In this note we consider a discrete symmetric function f(x, y) where $f\left(x,a\right)+f\left(y,b\right)⩾f\left(y,a\right)+f\left(x,b\right)foranyx⩾yanda⩾b,$ associated with the degrees of adjacent vertices in a tree. The extremal trees with respect to the corresponding graph invariant, defined as $\sum _{uv\in E\left(T\right)}f\left(deg\left(u\right),deg\left(v\right)\right),$ are characterized by the “greedy tree” and “alternating greedy tree”. This is achieved through simple generalizations of previously used ideas on similar questions. As special cases, the already known extremal structures of the Randic index follow as corollaries. The extremal structures for the relatively new sum-connectivity index and harmonic index also follow immediately, some of these extremal structures have not been identified in previous studies.

## How to cite

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Hua Wang. "Functions on adjacent vertex degrees of trees with given degree sequence." Open Mathematics 12.11 (2014): 1656-1663. <http://eudml.org/doc/268999>.

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abstract = {In this note we consider a discrete symmetric function f(x, y) where $f(x,a) + f(y,b) \geqslant f(y,a) + f(x,b) for any x \geqslant y and a \geqslant b,$ associated with the degrees of adjacent vertices in a tree. The extremal trees with respect to the corresponding graph invariant, defined as $\sum \limits \_\{uv \in E(T)\} \{f(deg(u),deg(v))\} ,$ are characterized by the “greedy tree” and “alternating greedy tree”. This is achieved through simple generalizations of previously used ideas on similar questions. As special cases, the already known extremal structures of the Randic index follow as corollaries. The extremal structures for the relatively new sum-connectivity index and harmonic index also follow immediately, some of these extremal structures have not been identified in previous studies.},
author = {Hua Wang},
journal = {Open Mathematics},
keywords = {Degrees; Function; Index; Trees; vertex degrees; degree sequence; discrete symmetric function; greedy tree; Randic index; sum-connectivity index; harmonic index},
language = {eng},
number = {11},
pages = {1656-1663},
title = {Functions on adjacent vertex degrees of trees with given degree sequence},
url = {http://eudml.org/doc/268999},
volume = {12},
year = {2014},
}

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AB - In this note we consider a discrete symmetric function f(x, y) where $f(x,a) + f(y,b) \geqslant f(y,a) + f(x,b) for any x \geqslant y and a \geqslant b,$ associated with the degrees of adjacent vertices in a tree. The extremal trees with respect to the corresponding graph invariant, defined as $\sum \limits _{uv \in E(T)} {f(deg(u),deg(v))} ,$ are characterized by the “greedy tree” and “alternating greedy tree”. This is achieved through simple generalizations of previously used ideas on similar questions. As special cases, the already known extremal structures of the Randic index follow as corollaries. The extremal structures for the relatively new sum-connectivity index and harmonic index also follow immediately, some of these extremal structures have not been identified in previous studies.
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